Final Weights For SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: Stevenson vs. Fonfara

BY The Sweet Science ON May 23, 2014
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Stevenson vs. Fonfara

MONTREAL (May 23, 2014) – All 10 fighters competing televised bouts made weight made weight on their first attempts Friday at Bell Centre. The weigh-in was streamed live by SHOWTIME Sports Press Pass Live and is currently available on YouTube: 

In the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING tripleheader (SHO, 9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), exciting knockout specialist and 2013 Fighter of the Year, Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (23-1-0, 20 KOs), of Montreal, will make his network debut when he defends his WBC light heavyweight title for a third time when he meets Andrzej "The Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-2-0, 15 KOs), of Chicago by way of Warsaw, Poland. Stevenson has won his last 10 fights by knockout. Fonfara has won 15 in a row, 12 inside the distance, and has never been defeated as a light heavyweight.

In co-featured fights, power-punching Montreal middleweight David Lemieux (31-2, 29 KOs) meets battle-tested Fernando Guerrero (26-2, 19 KOs) of Salisbury, Md., in a 12-rounder for the vacant NABF 160-pound crown, and unbeaten rising star Jermell "Ironman" Charlo (23-0, 11 KOs), of Houston, takes on Japan's Charlie Ohta (24-1-1, 16 KOs), of New York, in a 12-round collision of world-ranked junior middleweights. Charlo is ranked No. 5, Ohta No. 9.

WEIGHTS AND OFFICIALS

Stevenson – 173½ pounds

Fonfara – 174½ pounds

Referee: Frank Garza, Jr.

Judges: Richard De Carufel (Canada), John McKaie (New York), John Woodburn, Canada.

Lemieux – 159½ pounds

Guerrero – 159 pounds

Referee: Michael Griffin

Judges: Nicolas Esnault (Canada), Ester Lopez (New Mexico), Pasqualie Procopio (Canada)

Charlo – 153¾ pounds

Ohta – 153 pounds

Referee: Jean-Guy Brousseau.

Judges: Larry Hazzard Jr. (New Jersey), Jean LaPointe (Canada), Robert Paolino (Rhode Island),

On SHO EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT), Julian "J-Rock" Williams (15-0-1, 9 KOs), of Philadelphia, faces Michael Medina (26-4-2, 19 KOs), of Modesto, Calif., in a 10-round junior middleweight scrap and world-ranked Eleider Alvarez (14-0, 8 KOs), of Montreal by way of Colombia, clashes with Alexander Johnson (15-1, 6 KOs), of Washington, D.C., in a 10-round light heavyweight bout.

WEIGHTS AND OFFICIALS

Williams – 154¾ pounds

Medina – 154 pounds

Referee: Alain Villeneuve

Judges: De Carufel, Esnault, Marie-Josee Guerin (Canada)

Alvarez – 175 pounds

Johnson – 171½ pounds

Referee: Marlon B. Wright

Judges: Jean Gauthier (Canada), Sylvain LeBlanc (Canada), Benoit Roussel (Canada)

Brian Kenny will host both telecasts on Saturday night. Mauro Ranallo calls the action on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING alongside Hall of Fame analyst Al Bernstein and Paulie Malignaggi with Jim Gray reporting. Brian Custer calls the fights on SHOWTIME EXTREME with boxing historian Steve Farhood at his side. For SAP in Spanish, Alejandro Luna will call the blow-by-blow with former world champion Raul Marquez serving as analyst. The executive producer is David Dinkins Jr. with Ray Smaltz III producing and Mike Arnold directing.

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Comment on this article

deepwater2 says:

A lot of French Pastries at this event. I think Charlo is at least two feet bigger then the " Japanese" Charlie

oubobcat says:

Stevenson-Fonfara I expect to be quick one way or the other. Like mostly everyone, I expect Stevenson to win. But unlike most people, give Fonfara a legit shot. Stevenson can be hurt and can be hit with the right hand. Fonfara throws a very good right hand. Just something to keep an eye on...

Lemieux-Guerrero I also expect to be quick. I think Guerrero is shot, not physically but mentally. Grady Brewer crushed his confidence and even in his wins has not looked sharp or confident in the ring. He also has no chin. I believe Lemieux blows him out in one round.

Charlo-Ohta I like Charlo a lot and think he has a bright future in the sport. I am not sure what to expect from Ohta, this is a huge jump in competition for him. I think Charlo dominates here.

Julian Williams is another top prospect at 154. Haymon has a few with him and the Charlo twins. Medina was blown out a year ago on Friday Night Fights in one round by Willie Nelson. See where I am going here...

Alvarez is another Montreal based Light Heavyweight making a name for himself. I have not seen Alexander Johnson fight before so not sure what to expect. But Alvarez is being groomed as a future opponent down the line for some of the other Montreal based Light Heavyweights.

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